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Homelessness
June 2017
Issue: 
503

The market is broken. The price of housing is through the roof. Social housing is neglected.

In major cities around the globe ordinary people can no longer afford to buy or rent basic accommodation. Incomes stagnate while the gap between the 1 per cent and the rest of us widens. Housing insecurity and homelessness are the inevitable result. Families find refuge in temporary shelters or with relatives; young people couch surf; the addicted and the mentally disturbed drift to the street. Treating housing as a commodity rather than a human right leaves people homeless and hurting. This needs to change.

This edition of New Internationalist looks at how to prevent homelessness and outlines the steps to a world where everyone is safely housed.

Included in this issue

New Internationalist's picks for films of the month

Machines; The Other Side of Hope: what should be on your watchlist this month.

New Internationalist picks the best books of the month

What should be on your watchlist this month: Billy Bragg's new book; Sorry to Disrupt the Peace; Breaking Sudan and others

‘Migration will become a human right’ – Mohsin Hamid

The author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist talks to Graeme Green about extremism, the refugee crisis and feeling at home in the...

Only Planet

Marc Robert's monthly cartoon, from our June magazine.

How do you break the homelessness cycle?

Sian Griffiths reports on a no-nonsense movement which is reshaping traditional solutions to chronic homelessness

World music: New Internationalist picks the best album releases of the month

Rûwâhîne by Ifriqiyya Electrique; The Underside of Power by Algiers: our music reviews of the month.

Southern Exposure

Chandan Robert Rebeiro captures a budding Bangladeshi photographer.

Big Bad World

Polyp's latest cartoon, from our June magazine.

This capitalism theme park will make you shudder

KidZania is an unashamed shrine to the sterile, dystopian human-made landscapes, comedian Steve Parry writes.

Homelessness – the facts

Everything you need to know about homelessness, from this month's magazine.

The right way to rewrite NAFTA

What is an internationalist to make of Donald J Trump’s vow to blow up the North American Free Trade Agreement? Mark Engler asks.

This is Congo's top environmental defender: Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo

He puts his life on the line to protect the Democratic Republic of Congo's national parks.

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